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and the other committees. typically, this the form that has been used to strike this balance. >> we all get that. my point is, the american public is an important part of this debate. we would be better off if there is not such a strong instinct in favor of keeping things
-- as some have projected. the phone records of all of us in this room reside in an nsa database. i have said repeatedly just because we have the ability to collect huge amounts of data does not mean that we should be doing so. the collection of internet meta- data was shut down because it
, and they will find if there's any number in the u.s. that's been contacted by that number overseas, then they can go to that number, and be they can call what's called a hop, then they go to the phone numbers that that number has been in contact with here in the u.s. to see what the background is, to see if there's any other indicia of evidence and the individuals involved.
, analysts charged with providing information that is useful. in that regard, they try to be judicious about choosing when to do a second or third hop. those are always exercised. they do not always exercise a second half for all numbers
used the old expression, locking the door after the horse has been stolen. >> i can, sir. >> i appreciate your candor.
. , think, based on what i know they will come after us and i think we need to prevent an attack wherever we can from happening. that does not mean that we
'sneed credit card data. the phone records allow us to look at the connections. as someone is buying things for bombs, what we would like to know that. -- if someone is buying things for bombs, we would like to know that.
and thoughtful debate about these issues. i will come that statement because this is a debate that several of us on this committee and both parties have been trying to have for years. classifiedthe briefings but you cannot talk about them. a lot of these things that should be and can be discussed. we're going to have the debate that the president called for and the executive branch has been a full partner. we need straightforward answers.
described as a discrete program, to go after people who would cause us harm, when you look at the reach of ais program, it envelops substantial number of americans. can somebody help me with the math here question mark have i missed something along the way
last weekend, i said we shared his view about the despicable nature about the use of chemical weapons and we must not stand aside. i also explained to him that because of the damage done to public confidence by iraq, we would have to follow a series of public confidence and it sure the maximum possible legitimacy for any action. these steps are all set out in a motion before the house today. i remember in 2003. i was sitting two rose from the back on the opposition bench. it was just -- rows from the back on the opposition bench. it was just two days after my son had been born. i wanted to believe the man standing here. the wealth of public opinion was to be poisoned by the iraq episode. i understand the public skepticism. the am most grateful to prime minister for giving way. his motion tells me that everything with and it could have been debated on monday. this house has been recalled and i believe it was recalled in order to give cover for possible military action. has the prime minister made it clear to president obama that in no way does this country support in the attack
that we let those who represent us on capitol hill, those who represent us in our communities, knowing that we are a force to be reckoned with. many of our messages today target today's youth and our elders. i look specifically at those new parents, our young professionals, youthful educators, and community activists. they are young enough to relate, but also established in our community, and i ask you, how will we bridge that gap? what are our next steps? because this country, in the area of civil rights, has certainly taken a turn backwards. am i depressed? no. i am energized to move forward and to be sure to see the gains that we have encountered and had to come to us, that we have had to work so hard for, are not lost. so i do ask you, one of our next steps, we created a framework, but there is so much work to be done. many of our civil rights leaders, including my husband and dr. martin luther king, were still of an age when they took the lead. with that question and mind, i challenge you to get back to community building. it is your problem, it is our problem, it is our neighborh
on the serious and chemical weapons use and this most recent incident was not the first, the united states would support its military were the supreme military council specifically so we are not arming. but actually the supreme military council. as you have seen in the press, that has come out that there has been a lot of complaints about the late delivery of those weapons. there are several reasons for that. one is arguments over how effect of this can be because the fight in serious has ended up in the division of the country. some call it a stalemate and whatever we provide to them would not leave to the toppling of the assad regime but only sustaining the fight. the other more enduring argument has been supplying the smc wholesale that could and likely would leave those weapons into falling into the hands of the extremists. as it is currently construct did, that is a distinct possibility. however, i am not rejecting this as a vehicle for supporting the opposition but rather, and we talked about this in the paper, and i think this is also partially born from the findings of my colleague, what
worked full-time with the school, started a small business. i was watching my son being sworn in as a u.s. senator. i cannot contain the tears in my eyes. only in america. i have been a student of american history. him before i came to this country. then, here i just fell in love with the founding documents of this country. i love the constitution. even more, i love the declaration. independenceon of has changed my life. i meditated upon those truths. as a wise -- as i was sharing in my prayer, i believe the reason the declaration of independence and the overitution have lasted 200 years is because they were written on the knees of the framers. those men were seeking revelation from above. a doubt, outside of the bible, those of the greatest documents that have ever been written. [applause] as you look at the declaration, it has a series of grievances to king george. did you know that every one of those grievances were preached from the pulpits of america before they were written on the declaration? it was pastors that were the back door and of the revolution. did you know where paul reve
for years. i had access to everything in the company. >> when you say you had access, give us insight. what could you see? >> >> i could see every file on every server. >> within the company that you worked for? >> yes. i worked for news organizations, and it was my responsibility not to tamper with anybody's information or go where i should not go. lookw others that would for files about salaries or files about who got what vacation. don't ever go there again. what program does the government have, who is misusing the system. if you remember in the 2008 searched in the state department database for candidates. they had a system that found that, but they probably found it because it was easy to see who looked for mccain and looked for obama. but how do you check up on -- i want to see what my ex-wife is doing. i go into the system and put her name and. >> you are making a similar point to a facebook comment, who is watching the watchers? what our left of our program tonight, the c-span out all looking at the nsa surveillance program. it comes to telephone calls, nobody is list
up those tests and whether they are in the government or in the u.s. country with other partners like bilaterals. we are focusing on that right now. another thing that is difficult to do is to know what will happen after we transition out of a place. we spent the last few years assuming the peacekeeping mission would leave and the un political mission would take over. there was a change of government there before the transition was due to happen and we found there will not be any security council role or political mission. un presence. we could have done a better job of doing contingency planning around the scenario that was going to follow from us on that is what we are working on at the moment, as well. the last thing i should mention to this audience is how do we at maintaining both the political and the financial support for a country we have in after we go. for peacekeepers, we bring the lens of the security council which tends to bring a lot of money with it. once the count -- once the country is off the council's agenda, it slips dramatically and there is less money and less s
states, these folk who rob banks or stuff and this that going on all the time. ain't none of us perfect, but i think our soldiers are doing a good job. media,o you think the the usb then, does a good job of covering our efforts in afghanistan and before that to my iraq? host: i sure do. i sure do.ler: host: go ahead. i am a former korean, vietnam veteran, and to make -- to me, the meeting is you have two efferent sides of the story from different angles. i tend to go to the foreign media to see what they think of us. at the same time, i think the lady talked about looking at what happens after the war. that is a big thing we need to look at closer. again, there is a lot of money put into the war, but when it comes to the end the month there is a lot of money taken away from the war. host: you mean issues like veterans health and veterans issues, the media could do a better job? ptsd has beenir, round for a long time. was a good example of the vet that to help. now the young guys coming back, they need to help and you can see it in their faces. i mean, today the president talking to the
movement. i have already mentioned congressman lewis reminds us of the contributions. they lift our hearts. chaplain black and the revel in reverend -- they lift our spirits. all of the seats filled in this hall of national memory remind us of the many thousands who made their way from every corner of this nation. through great effort, to be here on august 28, 1963. for an event they would never forget. for an event that we as a nation must never forget. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, jesse norman performing a version of >> ladies and gentlemen, jesse norman performing a version of the song performed at the 1963 march on washington for jobs on freedom. "he has got the whole world in his hands. >> let us listen please to the words of this song and understand that in the heart of our creator, every soul has the same value and should be valued equally. thank you very much for the opportunity to sing for you. ♪ he's got the whole world in his hands. he's got the whole wide world in his hands. he's got the whole world in his hands. he's got the whole world in his hands. [singi
even us is even the less than 1% of the population has access to the internet everyone had heard of it. they understood the unit as a set of values, as a concept as an id even before they experienced it as a user or a tool. the understanding was not based on a chinese interpretation but it was not based on autocrats version. they understood in terms of its western value of the free flow of information and civil liberties. what that means to us is your 57% of the world's population living under some kind of an autocracy. what happens when they try to create an autocratic internet? that doesn't correspond with her democratic understanding of what it should be. what does that look like? we don't know the entity that yet. >> to finish on myanmar, burma, this would be a wonderful experiment for all of us to watch. 18 months ago, the generals either for self interested reasons are good public policy reasons, they allowed on cenci to become the future leader of the country, i'm sure she will. they have now taken a lot of press -- press restrictions on. the underlying hidden tensions in the so
belated retrieval. randall robinson, thank you for being with us. >> guest: thank you for having me. >> on this week's newsmakers, dana rohrabacher. he's chairman of the foreign affairs subcommittee on europe, eurasia, and emerging threats. we discussed a variety of foreign policy topics, including israeli and israeli palestinian peace talks. these makers is sunday on c-span at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. >> we wrote this about a year and a half ago, it's called 10 letters. it's letters that president obama reads and i went back and found 10 of them who had written to the president. it has been a pretty good read. when that is done, then we go on to act of congress and another guy at "the washington post" and back in the 1970s there was a big difference between then and now it is just that these guys have written. collision 2012 is written and there was a similar writing back in the 2008 campaign. all the guys involved, and that is coming out in august. the other one is through the perilous fight, which is by steve bulger, also someone i used to work with closely. we look back at the s
views of things. we got along well. it was a good colleague. >> use still in touch with don rumsfeld and dick cheney? >> dick was over in london. i had the privilege of being the leader with jim baker of the american delegation. when dick showed up there. his wife. there were good friends. so we had a chance to see him. he is amazing to me and he went. i said, you are looking great. three very hard years, our replacement and someone. he is looking great, feeling great. catch up with these people. >> host: what about secretary rumsfeld? >> guest: i don't see a lot of them, but i am in touch with him. he has a new book coming out. i wrote a little blurb for it. it is unknown unknowns and no knowns and that stuff. interesting book. >> host: what was your relationship to margaret thatcher? >> guest: i had a really good relationship with marker. often we argued. she is a pretty fierce argue were. when she does not like something people to say, oh, yes, margaret. we would go at it. the underlying way of thinking about things was similar, so a lot was constructed by the reagan-thatcher rela
and not just right now. and that really has a lot of meaning to us. and we have great sympathy for the fact that this is an enormously complicated process that they're, that they are going through. what we have asked of the fcc commissioners is more traction parent si -- transparency, more engagement. it might be conventional wisdom that if broadcasters want to stop this -- actually, i think it's in our interests to accelerate this to the degree possible while still getting it right. because this has enormous consequence to the nation that there is a dedicated and healthy broadcast band dedicated to broadcasting if we're serious about preserving video on a large scale that is free and that is local. these things are hugely important to people. in the information age, people still care about gathering around their big screens and watching sporting events or getting emergency information or staying up with the news. it comes there broadcasting in a very significant way. so we, we gave up a lott of spectrum -- a lot of spectrum when we went from analog to digital. we're being asked for more. b
schools were now being used to haul them to segregated prison. before the day was over, almost 1000 children were in jail. a day later, another 1000 children joined the march. this time, the authorities resulted -- attacked by police dogs. at last on may 10, 1963, under protection from the federal government and from outraged world opinion, the leaders of birmingham accepted the demands of the freedom marchers. .. with the president to announce plans for the march on washington. in support of the civil rights act. >> june 12th, 1963 as everest was returning home for the naacp meeting member byron shot him in his driveway as he was getting out of his car. evers was killed instantly. ♪ ♪ >> randolph and fellow americans , the national urban league is honored to be a participant in this historic occasion. our presence here reflects not only the civil rights communities increasing the awareness of the urban league, but most important it says and i hope what and clear that while intelligence, maturity and strategy dictates a civil rights agency we use different methods and we are all
lives for us and they're asked to do their job but because of a bad policy from the top that i described from mayor bloomberg those officers can be caught in a cycle of that humiliation that they don't want to be a party of either. trouble. how you explain that you have the right to do this to people. stop and frisk never should have been allowed. bloomberg knows better than that. thatheard some people say we stop crime. i can go door to door and stick it in. we cannot do that. i wish you would emphasize that we cannot allow police officers to do that because the constitution says you cannot. >> i appreciate the point. that is one more point from the judges ruling. judge's ruling. it may lower the crime rate but it is unconstitutional. that is not where we begin, that is where we end. situation, you can lock down an entire city. in that particular situation, that made sense will stop -- sense. legal and moral problems. we cannot look at these issues through the narrow problem -- prism of what could reduce crime. we have to look at public safety and the fact that we are a democr
>> we are standing inside a two- --ry log cap and from 1856 cap and from 1846. to let us know that she does that like it one bit. she found it crude and homely. make the best of it. she would want to be the masters of her own home. she just but he could have built something as nice as whitehaven and was perturbed that her father had talked grand log structure. she would have had fine china. comfortable chairs. a broad table. at this point she would have had had by people eating in his dining room. is that thistant represents the very first home together. she will gain a great deal of confidence as a wife and mother and it starts here. >> this week, the encore presentation of "first ladies," influence and image. this week, julia grant through caroline harrison. we can night all this week at 9:00 p.m. eastern. weeknights all this week at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> on friday, amy klobuchar spoke to constituents. she's the first democratic 2016ul to visit iowa 48 presidential campaign. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] that is some big shoes to follow. the party respects women acros
son and his wife are with us here tonight. thank you very much. [applause] i recall reading a quotation by president kennedy that said a nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but the men it honors and the men it remembers. and by that standard, we as a country today very poor job because we don't remember. we didn't know this amazing, remarkable legacy of our country during the most destructive conflict in history. and we paid a horrible price for it in the years that followed, not having monuments officers. in particular, in the aftermath of the looting of the national museum of iraq in baghdad in 2003. this is one of the things that i created the monuments been foundation for the preservation of art to deal with, not only with a legacy of these great deals but put it to you so we can reestablish the united states leadership in the protection of cultural treasures. one of the things we did was interview and modern-day monuments officer, a woman, who served with distinguished, had distinguished service in the army who went to iraq following this disastrous i
a bird without wings. what did you mean? >> i meant that. >> i know you did, but tell us what you meant. without the media, especially in the american south, without reporters, without the photographer, without the cameras to bring the message .nto the living rooms >> how did you get that in your -- how did you get that in your head? we had a protest and a demonstration. we knew that we had to do it at the same time, to make the the 6:00,ws, to be on six 30 p.m., seven :00, 10:00, 11:00. -- 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. they were just sitting there orderly reading a book, looking straight ahead. and then well-dressed you had the other element that would come up and pour hot water on us, the other elements, the racist elements. people saw the contrast. in birmingham, using dogs on young children. the american people could not take it. were saying to the mustess, to members, you do something. that is why president kennedy called that meeting in june 1963 and he spoke up and said, mr. president, the black marchers are restless and we're going to march on washington and president kennedy started mov
and on this property. she started to make a lot of changes to the property. she started using the upstairs bedroom a lot more frequently. she converted the downstairs kitchen into an open reception room and had the kitchen moved into the back part of the house. most significantly was the construction of the presidential library. she started to make a lot of changes to the property. i am standing in the room that he used as an office for the years that he was living here in the house. lucretia garfield called this the general snuggery. this room looks pretty much how it did. she did make a few minor changes in here, "in memorium" is carved in the wood. it does have an interesting double meaning. it was also the title of james and lucretia's favorite poem. he became a first-time member of the house of representatives. the first born child, eliza died. she was only two or three. this was very tragic and it brought them much closer together than they have been. two weeks or so after the daughter's death, he told lucretia that he had been not reading this poem, "in memorial" by alfred lord tennyson. it
. and for a lot of poles it was revelation because they had grown up under the condit system. they were used to having to stay do things for them. suddenly here they were organizing nine days of apple events for 11 million poles to k the streets and travel to different parts of the country, and it went off without a hitch. that was quite a revelation for many poles. i think those are very important precondition for solidarity, independent trade union movement which came up the very next year. i don't think those two events are unrelated. >> host: is that religion as classical politics in opposition politics. can you really make a linkage? do you think there is a linkage between the kind of religious opposition to communist authority that the pope offered to poles and the religious opposition to the shah that the ayatollah offered to iranians? is it the same phenomenon or different country i think they're different because the pope for all of his conservatism was obsessed with human rights. john paul ii wrote quite extensively about human rights. he had suffered under both not the occupation
in front of us is the danger of additional chemical weapons if nothing is done. this motion, this issue is not about arming the rebels. it is not arming the rebels. it is not about changing our approach on syria. it is about chemical weapons, and something i think everybody in this house has an interest in. >> thank you for giving way. the use of chemical weapons has made serious our business. the prime minister agree that we have a strong message to and to resident assad others on the use of chemical weapons and that not to stand by our efforts to deter them would be to undermine ourselves? >> one of the issues our constituents ask most is where is the british national interest in all of this. i would argue a stable middle east is in the national interest, but i think there is a specific national interest related to the chemical weapons and preventing their escalation. speech ine way to my a little bit. i have been trying to address these questions that people have. that me take the next question of whether we would be in danger of undermining our position. there is not some choice abo
, bad things are going to happen, and how you respond will tell us whether we raised a man. i would always say, not too much pressure, dad. >> host: larry erld, you recently wrote a column about african-americans and fatherhood saying that patrick moynihan back in the '60s said there was a national tragedy because 25% of african-american children were born in unwed households. >> guest: right. >> host: today that number is 75%. >> guest: yeah. i was a freshman in college in 1970, and daniel patrick moynihan called the negro family: a case for national action. and at the time, 25% of kids were born outside of wedlock. and moynihan said this was horrific, this is a neutron bomb dropped on the community, and if something isn't done, this could be horrific. it could lead to greater dependency on welfare, crime. over 70% of black kids are born outside of wedlock, so more white kids are born outside of wedlock than the number that triggered this alarming book. i believe that the direct link between not having a father in the house and all sorts of social problems up to and including murde
and more intelligence in a way that's easier to use. so making a smartphone that is aware, to some extent -- not in a human sense, but aware of its surroundings, aware of what's going on. so just today, for instance, motorola which is now owned by google is announcing a new smartphone that it says can automatically adjust its functions when it senses that it's this a moving car -- it's in a moving car, when it senses that it's in your pants pocket, you know? it'll shut down the screen and other functions to save battery because it senses it's turned down in your pocket. you can pull it out of your pocket and just by twisting your wrist it'll immediately turn the camera on even before you've unlocked the phone or pressed any button of any kind or an icon, done any swipe on the screen or anything. so those are, you know, examples of something that i think can get much bigger which is phones, tablets, wearable devices using their sensors, so gyroscopes and then new kinds of sensors that maybe can detect body heat or body function to do different things. so we have a lot of stuff going on in
. secularism is the absence of religion but the judeo^- christian value system gave us our values. if god doesn't say do not murder, murder is not wrong. this drives people crazy and i have debated this at oxford and elsewhere, and the leading athiest philosophers all agree if there is no god the wrongness of murder is soley a matter of personal opinion. i like yellow, you like blue, i like murder, you don't like murder. only there there is a god who says do not murder is wrong. so i'm very fearful for the united states dropping the bible in favor of, you now what? feels. because i don't trust the human heart very much. >> in the section of your book, the moral record of islam, allah alone runs the world, reason some nature have no say, you write, and that is probably the primary reason why, after a certain date, science ceased to most likely could not develop in the muslim world. >> guest: i back that up. we talked about leftism the whole time but the book, after all is bat islamity. there's islam and then there's islamism. islamism is the believe that sharia should govern the society. that's
individuals who have done well in the last 15 years i say. not some weird aliens. but every single one of us is somehow close to one of the biggest computers on the net. and when i started to realize, in the new system we create, power and influence were accumulating around the biggest computers on the network. this happened in finance. it happened in insurance. happened in a lecture politics. it happened in media. happened with nation states. it was happening all over. so i thought back on my idealism from when i have been the anchor. i have been kind of a fire breathing oping culture person for years to help bring up a lot of the rhetoric. and what we have always believed as if we made information available it would create so many aborigines and so must efficiency and creativity that we were not sure what happened, but surely the incredible scrubbing of goods and benefits would overwhelm problems otherwise be temporary, but we fail to consider something which is, if you want to create this utopia where you have all these people sharing your information and everything is available, people m
'm going to try and sum up the president's presentation to us today in just a few words. i would say a better life for america's middle class. we have been hearing a lot this year about a grand bargain, how to reduce the deficit, how to pay down the debt. how we go about trying to create jobs. all of us would agree that the one constant that is without the entire stream of things has been the growing inequality that exists in our system. i saw it described a couple days ago as our country is determined with the least amount of opportunity and the most inequality in our society. the president was very focused on what we need to do to create jobs to pay down our debt and deficits in a way that is fair and balanced and how to create the equality of opportunity for all of our citizens. i came away from the meeting today feeling very good about our prospects going forward. i think we are poised to do with the american people would like to see us do, a better deal for working men and women. with that, i yield to the vice chair. >> thanks, jim. thanks to the leadership. the first question t
you give us a sense of the history, what was happening during the adams administration, key policy issues? >> the major problems were international. you had a political tiffs. you had the creation of political parties. we had problems with the french, the british. american political parties were divided, pro-french, pro- british. one of the problems john had was keeping the country out of war. he was successful. i think that is probably the thing that he should be most recognized for during the period. >> i also find it ironic that he is one of president who kept us out of four -- war. the u.s. would have collapsed in a second war with britain. it subverted his career. the politicians of the time were like politicians forever, they enjoyed making the exercise of war. there were very close to war. the population in general was outraged by the piracy, american ships were being -- being taken on seas. diplomats were being treated poorly in france in particular. the french revolution happened. >> a small point for some of you, the president was inaugurated in march. march was the timef
are living in an age of communications revolution. about what it was like 40 years ago when we used telephones on the wall, when we did not have the internet, no e- mail and no blogs and no twitter and facebook. when did we watch the news? it was once in the evening. >> and you still showed. [laughter] >> a little commercial message there. affecting the court? that's what we will talk about today. how has this affected the court and also the job of the journalist in covering the u.s. supreme court? there are questions that arise from this topic. justices more transparent in the digital age than they were before? have they come out and been more public? is the court adapting to this new media environment? in some ways, we see that because they have a website. they did not have a website 20 years ago and are we seeing the justices on the cusp of using social media. is this something we will see more of in the future? what about in terms of covering the court? -- because we have the internet, is the job of covering the court easier today? is there more information about the court? are
safety related use of you a/s and think hazardous material spills, search for lost children and that type of thing does the aclu have concerns about those types of applications of small you a fs? >> in general we do not. we are happy to see drones used for specific operations whether it is search and rescue, disaster response, police used in particular operations, police have a warrant to storm the state and want to use the drone as part of the operation we have no problem with that. we think those are a lot of good uses for drones in those areas. there might be particular rules that need to be worked out around if a drone is being used to search for somebody and it happens to fly over private people's houses and the backyard we think there should be rules that govern how those are handled and the sharing of them so people whose houses happened to be flown over the privacy that is dated but we're focused on that surveillance, watching everybody all the time. we think drones have technology that has a lot of potential to do good and really it is in everybody's interest to pin down the priv
development in the u.s. and global oil industry issues, and president obama's approving of the keystone pipeline. span, we'reere on c- asking you who do you think master presents the future of your political party? look at portions of video from established and up-and-coming political figures. you are watching, and looking to leave the party you support. daysll take a look at the topics of the day. season two of first ladies influence and image begins monday, september 9 with a look a look at -- with edith roosevelt. programs on every first lady from martha washington wine mckinley. tonight, harriet lane. quite she is probably the most tragic of all the first ladies. she hated it with a passion. she did not move into the white house with peace. >> they had eight rooms they had to furnish. when she arrived, she basically holed up and spent much of her time writing letters to her dead son. she called them my presaged child. a very poignant letter. , andey were returning there was a terrible accident. . it was devastating for the family. god.she concluded this was forhe house was too much
. one of the things that could lead us in this direction is complacency. the attitude -- way back when we thought unemployment normal was four percent, there was a time where the council of economic advisers, we said because of demographics, let's call it 4.9. it was viewed as incredibly pessimistic to say 4.9. now, we are talking about maybe 6.5. it is taking this discouraging performance and making it what we expect for the future. there is a danger to go in that direction. >> sheila -- >> i agree with that. we can do better. there is political dysfunction in washington. politicians say, this is the best we can do. i think i would agree. i think getting rid of the loopholes, expenditures, bringing the -- rate down, identifying infrastructure spending, retraining the workforce, there are things we need to do. we need to make our country more competitive so that other people want to buy. >> is it safe to say that politics is the greatest impediment to growth? will the economy be held back? >> yes.[laughter] that is the biggest obstacle. the second one is the mindset. we grow up believi
and be this great public person, which was exactly what she wanted.>> to our guests, our thanks for helping us understand more about the life and legacy of america's second first lady abigail adams. thank you for your time. >> thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> wednesday night, we continue our encore of the first season ladies," with dolly madison. , september 9, a look at the life of edith roosevelt. our website has a special section on the first ladies, including "welcome to the white house," which chronicles life in the executive mansion during the tenure of each of the first ladies. and there will be a special aition of a book, presenting biography and portrait of each first lady. and thoughts from michelle obama on the the role of first ladies throughout history, now available for the discount -- $12.95,ounted price of plus shipping. >> coming up tonight, the impact of what it cuts on military preparedness. at midnight, another chance to see our encore of first ladies, influence and image, on the l
information goes i think most of us have been in the business would feel a lot a keyif we missed communications that have we intercepted it, had we interpret correctly it would have saved the lives of our citizens than if we had not taken the effort to do it. so the information is exploding. we had this nagging suspicion there may be something out there which would save the lives of our fellow citizens or those in other countries, and we are driven by trying to be able to do that, interpreted correctly, get the information to the right people to save lives. that is the motivation of 99.9% of those of us who are in that business and i think that is what our citizens ought to expect, and they get it. >> i have been given a two- minute warning so i think this will have to be the last. >> my name is chris taylor. thank you so much for your service to our nation. is it time for the national security act of 2014? is it time for us to truly sit down and talk about a national security budget, true national security budget? and with that have helped or hindered you in your previous jobs a
will to eradicate racism in this country. only held a vision and a dream for us, but we , made inn his remarks montgomery, on the capital steps, when he asked winwood freedom, -- when asked when he answeredm come, that no lie can live forever. we must eradicate the absurd notion of the hierarchy of the human family. that is the notion that gave permission for the enslavement of millions. belief, iton, that is antiquated, it is absurd, it came about in the 1700s, when the time of the printing press came about. it was proliferated throughout the world, it was embedded in all of our systems, that somehow value --chy of immanuel kant said that people who looked like him should be at hierarchy. the the was the foundation of understanding and ignorance of those times. we have fought to eradicate racism, but we have not talked about the effects of racism. we fought a civil war, but imagine if we, the abolitionists, had shed that belief instead of the blood of hundreds of thousands of people. imagine how the world would be if there had been a concerted andrt to set things right asserted truly the equa
virginia to maryland? >> i do not know the answer to that question. >> that gives us another stop in this. stump the panel. >> another place to check out, the white house for a day you tell us about. >> i was going to go back and answer or give my opinion about the second part of the question was who would she compare to in the present. and i would say jacqueline kennedy. i think she looked at imagining her husband's administration and recreating the white house for the stage for diplomacy through her renovation of the white house in the same way dolley looked at the white house as a stage and imagined her husband's presidency. so i see a lot of comparable activity and things that she was trying to achieve as was jacqueline kennedy. >> and jacqueline kennedy referenced dolley. she was a fan and definitely referenced her in the re dog of doing of the- white house. >> and she had to love the french furniture. [laughter] >> with regard to the renovation of the white house, if you go to the white house today, can you see evidence of the torching by the british? >> there are places in the base
in the newspaper industry and the potential future of the news industry in general. we have two guests joining us this week. first, we want to introduce you to alan mutter. he is in san francisco, and he is a newspaper consultant, he's a lecturer as well at the university of california berkeley on media economics, and he has served as a newspaper editor, a cable tv executive and a tech ceo. today he consults with both traditional and media -- traditional and digital companies. also joining us from from our new york studio is edmund lee who is the media reporter for bloomberg news. and, mr. lee, if we could start with you, how big a deal is this sale? >> guest: well, it's a big deal in secular terms at least, in terms of numbers, in terms of finances, $250 million isn't -- it's a lot of money, but compared to a lot of media deals, it's pretty small. it's more the fact it's "the washington post," a storied brand, a storied newspaper that once helped topple a sitting u.s. president, and jeff bethos who's a well known internet billionaire, despite the fact he tends to be press shy, ironically enough.
is misleading. the question before us is what about this third that could become citizens and haven't? 8 million people. that is a lot of people. i was looking at the numbers -- it is a long line. 8 million people could become citizens tomorrow but haven't chosen to do it. one question is why and how can we encourage them? it would be an incredible economic boom for the country. citizenship -- the last point i want to make before i turn it over to our panel is, citizenship is a long process of integrating. integration takes a whole lifetime for many immigrants. sometimes two generations. it has many phases. it is everything from coming in getting a job to finding an apartment, to eventually learning english and perhaps marrying an american and serving in the military. assimilation means many different things. some of them objective, like getting a job and rising up educationally, some of them subjective. getting to believe you belong here. citizenship is the capstone of that process. it is what people do when they decide they belong here and want to join the family. we want to step back from tha
. the national weather center that give us as much warning as you can give anybody about the tornadoes wouldn't be operating. so that's a pretty contentious issue. we'll also had the national debt ceiling sometime probably in mid-november. that creates not a government shutdown scenario but if you don't find a way to resolve it, sort of a, across the board 35% cut in all government agencies because you couldn't finance government. and, finally, the immigration issue has been very contentious issue. the senate has passed a bill. it's not likely to be a bill that the house will pass. the house has passed for smaller goes through committee, through judiciary committee. they have not yet come to the house floor, considering a couple of others. i think there might be a big immigration discussion late in the year. i think it will come after this government shutdown and hit the ceiling are dealt with, if at all. because the two sides are a part. it's still certainly in the mix for this year. with that, i can drone on and on but i would rather cut it off and start inching your questions. yes, sir. if
over the issue of slavery. to introduce us to sarah polk emma margaret taylor, and abigail fillmore, we have two historians. an author and historian in historic preservation. and a historian and legal scholar based at albany law school, the author of a biography of millard fillmore. welcome to both of you. james k. polk is sometimes described as the least known influential president. would you agree with that and why? >> is certainly not are well-known, and he is certainly important. when he was nominated for president, he had no public office. he had twice lost the governorship of tennessee. before that he had been a one term governor, and before that a member of congress. he was a lawyer, practicing law in tennessee. he was what is known as the dark horse candidate. he had hoped to get the vice president's nomination, that is what he was pushing for. and suddenly, out of nowhere polk is the presidential nominee. most people don't know who he is. he becomes president and almost immediately puts us in a position to have a war with mexico. he pushes for the war. he is prepared to declare
that a handbook for the house officers could be used. they said the book they have been referencing for years was for a first lady but it was obvious from the tour why she was interested in so many things. it it was not clear why she had empathy andrest for advocacy for native americans island i wonder if your guests could explain about that. >> i think there were some indian chieftans who came to the white house to visit, and i think they made a great impression on her, and she became interested in indian welfare. and she was interested in their education. she was interested in their medical well being and health. which was a very -- it was a proper thing for her to be interested in. nobody is going to be objecting to educating children or taking care of people who were sick. so it was certainly a good thing for her to do. the indians thought of her as their great white mother. >> you talked about the first lady and the white house. >> she had connections to the johns hopkins hospital and the pediatric unit she set up. >> we'll talk about that in a minute. >> a question from jenny webber. ha
miserable man in the world." can either of you tell us how they finally got back together? >> yes, there was a man named francis. his wife, in effect, stepped in and said, "look. this is ridiculous. you care for each other." they reignited a friendship. they announced that very day, mary let it be known to the family that they were married in that night. edwards and his wife insisted that they have to do it at their house, etc., etc., and a great tragic irony of all of this is that it was in that same house 40 years later that his life came to end. >> our next caller in west fargo, north dakota. caller: thank you for having me. i am calling today because i wanted to know your feelings about what mary would have bought when it was time for the slaves to become free. and in minnesota, the largest mass hanging in our united states history, and being a native american from north dakota, i was just wondering. did mary know about this? and if she did, what were her feelings on this at the time? >> i have not seen anything about her response to the hangings. i know she was very excited a
was the first first lady lady to have a college degree. that tells us much about the time she lived in. the civil war and into a time where technological innovation and significant social forces usher in an era of the norm is change for the united states. good evening and welcome to c- span's continuing series on america's first ladies. tonight, you will learn about lucy webb hayes. the wife of rutherford the hayes. here to start us off is a first ladies historian and author of a collection of biographies. welcome. in 1876, the country is joyously celebrating the 100th centennial of the declaration of independence and it is an election year. the election is greatly contested with no clear victor. tell us about the atmosphere with which it was at the white house. what was it like? >> susan, it is pretty schizophrenic, to tell you the truth. we had just come out of the centennial celebration. they were coming to the white house, but they do not know if they will move into the white house. the election is not yet decided. what happened is samuel and rutherford b. hayes were in one of the
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